Everything you need to know about sizing a ring to fit your finger

When you're buying a ring online you won't have a chance to try it on to see if it fits. Knowing what size ring you wear means you can confidently purchase any Cahana ring. Working out the right size for your finger isn't tough but there are some things to keep in mind which will make the process go smoothly.

Remember, the fingers on your dominant hand tend to be larger than those on your non-dominant hand. So choose which finger you want to wear your new ring on before you start to size.

There are other factors that can influence the size of your finger, too. Cold weather, for instance, can cause your fingers to shrink a bit, while heat or water retention caused by salty foods, medications, menstrual cycles or illness can cause your finger to swell.

How do I measure my finger for a ring?

There are multiple ways to measure your finger for a ring. Perhaps the most accurate is to use a printable ring sizing guide and a ring you already have that fits well. You simply slip the ring off, place it on the printed guide until you find the perfect matching circle that fits the circumference of the ring. It's important to say that the ring should fit inside of the circle on the printed ring guide. 

Alternatively, you can do the ring size string test. Here's how:

  1. Cut a small piece of string, thread or ribbon, a light coloured fabric is best.
  2. Wrap it snugly but comfortably around your finger for an accurate measurement.
  3. Mark on the string where the loop meets. 
  4. Unravel the string and, with a ruler, measure from the end of the string to the mark.
  5. Use a ring chart to see which size ring the string fits inside of. 

How to convert a ring size

Unfortunately, not all rings are created equal. Different countries use different measurements for determining the size of a ring. There are plenty of ring conversion charts available for viewing online, simply do a web search. All of the conversion are pretty much the same and are accurate, so you can find one that like to use. 

How should my ring fit? 

Rings should fit straight across your finger, not slanted to one side. You should be able to turn the ring freely whilst it is on your finger. A properly fitting ring will slide over your knuckles easily when gently tugged. When you remove the ring, it's normal for the skin to be slightly compressed where the ring was. Your ring shouldn't create a a muffin top of skin on either side of it. You shouldn't notice any pain or tingling in your finger when the ring has been removed. 

If you need help picking or sizing your rings, feel free to contact the Cahana team. We're always on hand to help you! 

 


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